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. >> what do you make of the tax issue which is starting to hit -- this is one of becky's big issues. she's been writing about about this -- how many years? >> the tax issue? >> the tax issue. >> the tax issue -- >> the -- the sales -- online sales tax. >> california and texas were hit this quarter. it could have played a role and probably did because u.s. revenues were lighter than international. i think for the most part there's a tradeoff. i think as they don't have to worry about violating the statute which is the no presence. and when they go down the path of actually charging sales taxes, that does mean they can actually move closer to the consumers, build some of the fulfillment centers there and offer some of the amazon conveniences. >> and i think amazon is actually behind some sort of a compromise that would bring you revenue on a per state basis at least. >> right. it is going to affect the bottom line ultimately. >> it -- i think so. i think that there's a lot of areas in investment i think for amazon below the gross profit line. i think we focus a lot, investors focus a lot o
on rye kind of what we're seeing. here is one thing that we're watching. the payroll tax increase didn't bother us when the price of gasoline was down. but over the past few weeks, we've seen the price of gas go up by anywhere from 30 to -- 25 to 35 cents per gallon. that really puts an impact on $20 a week for 50,000 in income. that price in gasoline really was going to make double hit behind the increase in payroll taxes. >> that is an interesting point. i hadn't really thought about that. when it comes to the jobs number on friday, kevin, tell me what you think the market is looking for? what would be really good news and what would be look out? >> they want it big. the guys are going to probably pull bids out and put up some shorts going into it. i'd watch for an air pocket down. my own opinion is i think you'll see a number finally over 250. we're overdue for that number. and -- >> the dawn of february 1st? >> they don't have time to cook the books by february 1st on that, do they? huh? >> it's friday. >> they're supposed to be good at it, i don't know. >> well, they are -- >> i t
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